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Trek Package Price:­ USD 320
Trek Duration: 4 days/ 3 days
Trip Duration: 10 days
Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium
Highest Elevation: 3210m at Poon Hill
Season: Can be done in all season, (Mid February-Mid June, Mid September–Mid December are good)
Trek Type: Tea House Trek
Permits: ACAP Permit, TIMS Card

 

Trek Summary

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of  the­ most beautiful short trek of Nepal offering spectacular view of Annapurna Ranges, mostly famous for breathtaking sunrise view on Himalayas. In ancient time, this route was trade route. The name Ghorepani was derived from Ghoda (Horse in Nepali) and Pani (water in Nepali) means a place to fetch water for horses and take good rest. The main peaks that can be seen from Poon hill are Annapurna South, I, II, III, IV; Hiunchuli, Machhaphuchre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Manaslu and others.

 

The maximum altitude in this trek is 3210m at Poon hill, so this trek can be done by any age group. The main caste residing here are Gurungs, Magars and Bhramins. Doing this trek helps you to get experience of Gurungs, Magars culture too.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: City tour and Trek preparation

Day 3: Drive/Flight to Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 6: Trek to Poon hill

Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk

Day 8: Rest day in Pokhara

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

 

Itinerary II:  3 days trek or 2 and half day trek. (For trek days only)

Day 1: Jeep Drive from Pokhara to Hile: 2 and half hours jeep drive from Pokhara to Hile, and 6 to 7 hrs hike to Ghorepani.

Day 2: Trek to Poon hill and return back to Ghandruk: Total hike around 7 to 8hrs.

Day 3: Ghandruk to Pokhara.

Accommodation: During the trek accommodation will be in tea houses/mountain lodges. All accommodation are served on twin sharing basis, single supplement will increase the price. But for the trek booked on single basis, you will be served on single supplement. During the trek during peak season it might be difficult to find room available on single basis.

Meals: During the trek we will provide breakfast, Lunch and Dinner serving tea 2-3 times as well as fresh fruits per day as per itinerary. There will be Welcome dinner as well as souvenir from us.

Physical Conditions & Experiences: No such experience need for this trek as well as you should be physical fit as this trek involves hiking through the forest, stoned paved path and need to hike for 6 hrs per day. Every age group person can do this trek.

Season for trekking: Can be done in all months, best time to trek is Mid-February to Mid-June and Mid-September to Mid-December. June to September is monsoon season and December to February is cold season. Peak season for trekking is October and November.

FAQ’S:

Q. How many days are required for Ghorepani Poon hill Trek?

A. Generally Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is of 4 days trek making small trek circuit, if you are limited with trekking days in Nepal then we can do Ghorepani Poon hill Trek in 2 days (using same trekking path not making circuit), or in 3 days (Covering more distance by Jeep drive and trekking more per day).

Q. Do I need any kind of training for Ghorepani Poon hill Trek?

A. Jogging, some physical exercises, stretching can be good to do Ghorepani Poon hill Trek as you have to walk nearly 6 hrs per day in the stone paved staircase, through the forest, uphills and downhills. Prior exercise can be beneficial for trekkings in Nepal.

Q. What is the cost/ Price for Ghorepani Poon hill Trek?

A. Our trek package price for Ghorepani poon hill trek is more or less to USD 320. Price depends upon various factors. Contact us to talk about price and booking of Ghorepani Poon hill Trek.

Q. What are the views that I can see on doing Ghorepani Poon hill Trek?

A. The views are of Himalayas, Dhauligiri Range, Annapurna Range, Hills, Forests of Rhododendron trees, traditional villages and so on.

Q. Which month is best for Ghorepani Poon hill Trek?

A. The best month for Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is October month, best season is Mid February to Mid June and Mid September to Mid December. Also this trek can be done in all 12 months.


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itineraries:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:  Pick up from airport and drop in hotel. Brief info about Nepal and trekkings in Nepal.

Day 2: City tour and Trek Preparation: If you are time bound then we can escape this day and drive to Pokhara or Flight (Domestic Flight to Pokhara with additional Amount) and do Trek Preparation. Otherwise you can make City tour on your own (We can also provide City tour with guide but it will increase the trek package price. We will surely provide all information which sites to visit, how to reach there, Entry fees to the site and what to try in those areas). Kathmandu valley is beautiful valley with Temples, Stupas, Monasteries, Durbar Square (Palace), UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites. We will make trek preparation, get introduce with the guide, Buy Trekking gears and for Rentals we will rent/buy from Pokhara.

 

Day 3: Drive/ Flight to Pokhara: 7 hrs drive from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. Transportation in Tourist Bus. For Flight Trek Package price will slightly increase, we make this package including Tourist Bus service. If anything is missing then we can buy from Pokhara. Final Trek Preparation and sightseeing around Lakeside, Phewa Lake.

 

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (2070m): Start of Trekking

Drive (1hrs) to Nayapul after breakfast in Pokhara, from here hike starts. After 3hrs of walk we will reach Tikhedunga, we will have lunch here and will take short rest. Again we will have to take 3hrs uphill hike, steep stoned paved staircase to reach our overnight spot Ulleri.

Maximum Altitude: 2070 m Ulleri

Trek Hours: 6 Hrs

 

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m):

We start our 2nd day of trek with breathtaking views of himalays. Today trail will be easier, we will hike passing through Rhododendron and oak forest. After walking of 2.5hrs we will reach Nangethati, we will have our lunch and will take short rest. After the rest we will resume our hike to reach Ghorepani, it will take about 1hrs to reach here. Dinner and Overnight in Ghorepani.

Maximum Altitude:  2860 m Ghorepani

Trek Hours: 4 hrs

 

Day 6: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m):  

Wake up around 5 am to catch the sunrise view from Poon hill. After 1.5hrs hike we will reach poon hill (Bingo! Destination reached), from here we can see the Spectacular view of Annapurna range. We will spend few hrs in Poon hill, and have breakfast here. After the breakfast we will start our return journey. With 2.5hrs hike we will reach Banthati, we will have lunch here. After the lunch and short rest we will hike for 2 to reach our overnight and dinner spot Tadapani.

Maximum Altitude: 3210 m Poon hill

Trek Hours: 6 Hrs

 

Day 7:  Hike to Ghandruk and Return to Pokhara

With 3hrs of hike from Tadapani we will reach to Ghandruk, this village is regarded as the most beautiful village of Nepal, mostly inhabitated by Gurung people. We will have our lunch here, and after short rest. Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Trek Hours: 6 Hrs

 

Day 8: Rest Day in Pokhara: Explore the beauty of Pokhara, you can also do adventure activities like Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Bungee Jump, Boating in Phewa Lake. We provide booking for these services too.

 

Day 9: Drive/Flight to Kathmandu: Shopping for Souvenir in Kathmandu, visiting some of the sites.

 

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu: Airport drop service included. If you want to add your holiday and do more hikes then also we will provide those services.

 

P.S. The trekking trail from Nayapul to Tikhedunga and from Kimche to Nayapul is Off-road, the trail will be dusty and we can take jeep servie. Taking jeep service will reduce the hiking hours. If we avail jeep service then trek price will increase. 

Note: This trek package can be fully customized, contact us and we will make Itinerary as per your available days, activities you want and what you want and to include more services, more tours. We offer Private Treks so as to provide the full time of the guide to guests and this trek can be booked upon the available time of yours, can be modified as per your taste.


Services Included:

  • Airport pick up and drop facilities.
  • Bus ticket Kathmandu to Pokhara Both ways on Tourist Bus.
  • Transportation by Car Pokhara to Nayapul bothways.
  • Accommodation on Tea houses (Mountain Lodges) during the trek.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on your choice subject to availabilty in the menu during the trek only.
  • Well Experienced and English speaking Trekking Guide.
  • 2-3 times tea during the trek.
  • Fresh Fruit during the trek sometimes.
  • Trekking Permits, TIMS Card.
  • First aid kit.

 

Services Excluded:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation except trek days.
  • Beverages/Mineral water (water can be purified using some medicines and can be drink, we provide only water purification tablets).
  • Meals in Kathamndu and Pokhara.
  • Personal Expenses such as internet, laundry, telephone, battery charging etc: Internet is available on per hour basis, the network connectivity can be good as well as poor some days. 
  • Trekking gears
  • Any unforeseen expenses.
  • Other expenses not covered in services included above.

 

Additional Services with additional amount:

  • Accommodation except trek days.
  • Porter (2 persons: 1 Porter, Maximum weight porter can carry is 25 kg).
  • Extra services/activities.

 

Note: This trek package price is made on the view for Private treks/solo traveler, if you are more than 2 people then please contact us to get price quote.

Note: This trek package can be customized as per your need, covering all expenses from arrival up-to departure. More person in a group helps to reduce the trek package as some of the cost can be distributed upon number of person. Such as guide cost remains same if you are travelling alone or with 4 other persons.


Bring represents bring that item from your country as the price for branded good will be same whether you buy from Nepal or your country. Buy represents buy in Nepal. Some items can be found cheaply in Nepal but expect it to be not as good quality as you expect. Some items are used just for trekking for such item buy in Nepal (Kathmandu/Pokhara). For renting we can rent in Kathmandu/Pokhara depending upon the trek.

Head:

  1. Woolen Cap: Buy: Nepal (for winter)
  2. Sun Glasses with UV Protection: Bring/Buy
  3. Scarf: Buy: Nepal
  4. Sunscreen(SPF: 40 recommended): Buy/Bring
  5. Lip Balm ( SPF: 20): Buy/Bring
  6. Head Lamp: Buy/Bring (Optional)

Body:

  1. Thermals: Buy/Bring (for winter)
  2. Fleece Jacket : Buy/Bring (for winter)
  3. Warm Windproof/Waterproof Jacket: Buy/Rent/Bring
  4. Warm Trousers, Shorts, Trekking Pants (waterproof): Buy/Bring
  5. T-shirts: Buy/Bring
  6. Gloves: Buy/Bring
  7. Inner wears: Synthetic.  NO  COTTON

Footwear:

  1. Trekking Boots: sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, broken in: Bring (Highly recommended)
  2. Warm Socks: Buy/Bring
  3. Flip Flop (for use in hotel stay/tea houses)

Others:

  1. Rain Cover: Buy
  2. Sleeping Bag: Rent/Buy
  3. Power Bank( For charging Mobile/Camera): Bring
  4. Toiletry Kits: Buy/Bring
  5. Pocket Knife/Swiss Knife. Bring/Buy
  6. Chocolate Bars: Bring/Buys

 Alice Macrae:

i had an amazing trek to poon hill. having such kind and trustworthy guides really made my experience fun and memorable throughout. i highly reccomend using black stork trek!

Jochen Keil:

You want to hike with a friend? Then go with these guys! It's like hiking with a friend, but a friend who knows the people, the mountains and the culture. Don't make the mistake of going alone, even if you are fit and experienced. A local guide will improve your experience by telling you the proper names of the mountains, answering your questions about the culture and how the people live here. For an easy-going, flexible and resilient guide go with these guys. You won't be disappointed, I can tell you by heart, after I spent more then three weeks in Nepal only accompanied by my awesome guide, you'll have a great time and wonderful memories!